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Author Bekemans, Léonce

Title Globalisation vs Europeanisation : a human-centric interaction / Léonce Bekemans
Published Bruxelles : P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
Series Multipel Europes ; no. 52
Collection Multicultural Europe ; no. 52
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Author's Note; Preface -- Antonio PAPISCA; Preface -- Luc VAN DEN BRANDE; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 : Points of Departure; I. European Integration Process: Origin and Development; II. Scientific Context and Content; 1. The International Relations theory; 2. Emerging scientific context and content; III. Key Concepts; 1. Integration; 2. Inclusion; 3. Diversity; 4. Governance; IV. Guidelines; PART I : CONTEXTUAL EUROPE; CHAPTER 2 : The Idea of Europe: an Historical Perspective; Introduction; I. Classical Origin; II. A Res Publica Christiana in the Middle Ages
III. A Process of Secularisation towards a European CivilisationConclusion; CHAPTER 3 : Identity-building in Europe; Introduction; I. Concept of Identity; II. Concept of European Identity; III. Models of European Identity-building; 1. Europe of cultures; 2. Europe of citizens; 3. Europe of encounters; IV. Process of European Identity-building; 1. The first years of European integration; 2. The Declaration on European Identity (1973); 3. Europe as a community of citizens; 4. The role of cultures and EU founding values; Conclusion
CHAPTER 4 : Europe's Challenges and Responsibilities in a Globalising WorldIntroduction; I. Historical Context: Europe at the Cross Roads between Past, Present and Future; II. Challenges to the European Model of Socio-economic Cohesion and Regional Diversity; 1. Globalisation; 2. Europeanisation; 3. Identity and specificity; 4. Culture; 5. Perception; III. Europe's Task and Responsibility in the Globalising World; 1. Quest for meaning; 2. Favouring European citizenship; 3. Europe's responsibility at global level; Conclusion; PART II : RENEWING THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR EUROPE'S FUTURE
CHAPTER 5 : Sustainable Statehood: a Human-centric and Multi-level Governance of Europe's TransformationIntroduction; I. The Changing International Context: EU as a Regional nd Global Power; 1. Changing setting: multilateralism and multipolar world order: characteristics and trends1; 2. A weakened position of the EU as a global actor; 3. The EU as an international reference or a "model of society"; 4. The way forward for the EU; II. Conceptual Content: Sustainable Statehood of a Human-centric EU Governance; 1. Sustainable statehood; 2. A Human-centric approach to sustainable statehood
Conclusions1. State-centric vs human-centric development; 2. States as derived entities; 3. Renewing citizenship; CHAPTER 6 : A Cosmopolitan Perspective of Multi-level Governance in Europe; Introduction; I. Cosmopolitanism and Post-modernity in the Context of Globalisation; 1. Multifaceted cosmopolitanism; 2. Contemporary cosmopolitanism; 3. Cosmopolitan democracy; 4. Constitutional patriotism; II. A Cosmopolitan Perspective of Europeanisation; 1. Beck's political and sociological cosmopolitanism; 2. Cosmopolite Europe
Summary Courage and inspiration are needed to renew the European dream and rediscover the purpose of a European civilisation project which responds to the cultural and moral traditions rooted in the vision of its founding fathers. A mobilising and forward-looking interaction between globalisation and Europeanisation can provide some answers in the emerging global transnational era. This book offers an interdisciplinary in-depth analysis of the relation between globalisation and Europeanisation from a value driven and human-centric perspective. It proposes a broad, diversified and innovative framework
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject National characteristics, European
Globalization -- Europe
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
UE/CE Union européenne.
UE/CE Intégration.
International economic integration.
National characteristics, European.
Political ideologies
Europe -- Economic integration
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783035263312
Other Titles Globalization vs Europeanization